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Voter ID legislation could disproportionately affect ethnic minority communities, new data reveals

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Published on Sep 10, 2021
How do you solve a problem like electoral fraud in the UK?

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For some - you don't need to - with cases of people stealing votes vanishingly rare.

Yet the government is pushing ahead with a bill that will require people to cast their ballots with a photo identity card.

They say that will strengthen our democracy - yet new research from IPPR shared exclusively with Channel 4 News suggests this could disproportionately affect certain minority ethnic and migrant communities - keeping them away from polling stations.

Filming by Paul Bennett and Devron Callender.
Producer: Toby Bakare and Jamie Roberton.

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